Thursday, March 31, 2011

Giveaway: Wither by Lauren DeStefano

laurendestefano_authorphotoMany of you know how I love dystopian fiction. Not only am I reading a copy of Wither by Lauren DeStefano for review, but thanks to the terrific folks at Simon & Schuster Canada I have three (3) copies of the novel to give away to readers. You can enter using the form at the end of the post.

Wither is the first book in a young adult series called The Chemical Garden Trilogy. If the blurb for the opening book in the series is any indication it is sure to be an edge of your seat read. Wither just hit stores March 22nd.

You can read an excerpt of Chapter One here and find out more about Lauren at her website or read the RomanticTimes interview.

What YA have you been reading lately?



wither
BOOK SUMMARY: By age sixteen, Rhine Ellery has four years left to live. She can thank modern science for this genetic time bomb. A botched effort to create a perfect race has left all males with a lifespan of 25 years, and females with a lifespan of 20 years. Geneticists are seeking a miracle antidote to restore the human race, desperate orphans crowd the population, crime and poverty have skyrocketed, and young girls are being kidnapped and sold as polygamous brides to bear more children.

When Rhine is kidnapped and sold as a bride, she vows to do all she can to escape. Her husband, Linden, is hopelessly in love with her, and Rhine can't bring herself to hate him as much as she'd like to. He opens her to a magical world of wealth and illusion she never thought existed, and it almost makes it possible to ignore the clock ticking away her short life. But Rhine quickly learns that not everything in her new husband's strange world is what it seems. Her father-in-law, an eccentric doctor bent on finding the antidote, is hoarding corpses in the basement. Her fellow sister wives are to be trusted one day and feared the next, and Rhine is desperate to communicate to her twin brother that she is safe and alive. Will Rhine be able to escape--before her time runs out?



4 comments:

  1. Oops, just noticed as I clicked submit that it was Canadian only- my bad.

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  2. WOW,thanks God not many Canadians around...just kiddin..., thanks for this amazing gift!!!

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  3. I guess today is my day, lol :)-
    the contest is closing today, right, SciFiGuy? And there are THREE books, oh my, I can not wait until the announcement of the winner. I actually visited Indigo today and must say the real book made more favorable impression on me than my e-copy!

    Cheers,

    ~ Sorilla

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  4. The story is dark and ominous. At the same time, it's beautifully written despite the dark state that Rhine is stuck in. Although this story is extremely cynical, it leaves a trail of hope that keeps you reading and hoping that Rhine can make it. I loved it!

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